Minnesota Sports Roundup: Parise, Suter sign with WildMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Wild made the biggest splash thus far in NHL free-agency yesterday, landing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
The Minnesota Wild made the biggest splash thus far in NHL free-agency yesterday, landing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Both agreed to 13-year, 98-million-dollar deals with Minnesota. Parise had a 69-point campaign while leading the Devils to the Eastern Conference title last season. Suter recorded 46 points with the Predators. Parise was born in Minneapolis and says family played a role in his decision to come to the Wild. Suter's wife is from Bloomington, and he says that was a consideration for his decision, as well. Wild officials says hundreds of new season ticket orders poured into the office yesterday.
The Wild also signed center Jake Dowell to a two-year contract yesterday. The 27-year-old Eau Claire native played in 52 games for the Dallas Stars last season, recording two goals and five assists. He played college hockey at Wisconsin.
The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a three-year deal with Michael Beasley. Beasley averaged 11.5-points and four rebounds per game with the Timberwolves last season. The deal cannot officially be signed until July 11th. The move comes after the Suns agreed to a sign-and-trade that sends two-time MVP point guard Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers for a pair of first and second round picks.
The WNBA Minnesota Lynx will be on the road to face the Sparks in Los Angeles this afternoon. Minnesota has been off since suffering a 93-84 loss to the Silver Stars on Sunday. The Lynx fell to 13-and-2 on the season with the setback Today's game is at 2 p.m.